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Mineola Village Board Notebook: February 20

Other news from the February 20 village board meeting.

The Mineola Village Board of Trustees held a meeting on Wednesday, February 20. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

Uncovered Freight Cars

  • Trustee George Durham reported that he was near the Mineola LIRR station on Monday afternoon at about 2 p.m. and observed an uncovered freight train “go through our village. It looked like construction debris, cement and stuff.”
  • While he was unable to take any photographs of the uncovered cars, Durham encouraged residents living along the LIRR tracks to take photographs “that we could take and present to make a case to try and stop that.”

Catering Truck

  • The village board approved a request from Stephania Catering to renew a permit to operating a catering truck in the village from Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. along an approved route primarily located in the industrial area of the village.
  • According to village clerk Joseph Scalero, the employees of the businesses “don’t necessarily have time to get out for lunch, it’s a big convenience to have to bring the truck in and he has been good about limiting himself to the route.”
  • The truck is in good standing with the department of health.

Visually Impaired Child Area

  • The village will install a “Vision Impaired Child Area” signs at the following locations:
    • Marcellus Road and Coolidge Avenue
    • Coolidge Avenue and Saville Road
    • Marcellus Road and harding Area
    • Harding Avenue and Saville Road
    • Bauer Place and Buchanan Avenue.
  • According to superintendent of public works Tom Rini, the 6-year old child has a congenital eye disease and needs to be able to walk to get to the bus stop.
  • The triangular yellow warning signs will be placed on the same posts as other sigs if present and where no sign is present, a new post will be placed at the location.

Other Board News

  • Kevin Pereira was approved as a new member of the Mineola Fire Department Company No. 3.
  • The board approved the hiring of Mineola resident Vito Erico for one of two open positions in the highway department.
  • The Mineola Junior Fire Department will hold their annual pasta dinner on Sunday, March 10 at the community center.
  • Resident Bill Urianek announced that he is now over 250,000 cans that he has collected for veterans. “Applaud for the people of Mineola because those are the people who put the bottles and cans on my porch,” he said, noting of three other projects they are working on: Wounded Warriors, Vet Dogs and Homes for Heroes.

The next meeting of the Mineola Village Board will be on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the village hall.

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